I was amazed at the number of hits I received when I posted my impressions of “Dig Wars”….best day for the blog ever. Don’t know why, but I am guessing it has to do with the interest and/or popularity of the show, and many of those checking in wanted to see how my views compared to theirs. In any case I would say it’s a show that has a chance to continue on. Only time (and ratings) will tell.
I got thinking about Dig Wars, and how lucky we are to even be talking about treasure hunting shows on TV, good, bad or indifferent. Years ago it would have been unimaginable. I do believe however that if we did have such shows, say in the 70’s or 80’s, they would have been spellbinding, extremely entertaining and
Imagine if you will a TV series with the likes of Karl von Mueller, Richard Ray, Abe Lincoln, Glenn Carson, Hardrock Hendricks or Charles Garrett….all in search of the Lost Dutchman mine or some other legendary treasure. What a show that would be!. Just the thought of listening to Richard & KvM talking treasure has me smiling.
Detectorists today are more advantaged thanks in part to the technology available to them, but no one knew more about the actual “search” then the pioneers, like those mentioned above. They had a way of looking at things in the simplest of terms, using logic and common sense, and they literally lived treasure hunting to the fullest, a few becoming vagabonds in the process. They were and are characters, the likes of which we will probably never see again, and in my eyes, real treasure hunters.
I know for sure I have left out a few other TH’ers who fit into this legendary category and I apologize….
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL THE DADS
Just want to wish all you Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day, and hope this Sunday is a special one. I lost my Dad back in 2001, and think of him every day.
Dad, not to worry. I will be sure to have that beer for you…. I Love you….